Is it just me? Well, just me and Marc, since it happens to him, too?
In years past, I would get sick, but the illnesses, whether they were mild or harsh, seemed to come and go in a few days. At most, they lasted a week. I've even had the flu*, and that didn't last much more than a week, if that, as I recall.
Nowadays, it seems that many of these little bugs last for weeks. Marc and I are now in our second week (at least) of this virus with which we've been suffering. Modern medicine is no help, of course. I like my doctor, but I haven't bothered talking to him about this. He'd just tell me that it's a virus, there's nothing much they can do, and I should just get rest, eat well, drink plenty of fluids and take over-the-counter stuff to make myself feel a bit better.
I might chalk this up to aging (not that I'm all that old yet), but it seems like it's not just me. I think the viruses are getting tougher and harder for our systems to beat. It's a scary thought.
Has anyone else noticed this? Or am I deluded? :)
Special Bonus Rant
*flu: I've heard many people tell me that they have the flu. Now, it has been quite a number of years since I had it, but I have had the flu! First of all, you weaklings, I'm immediately skeptical if you're standing upright as you tell me you have the flu. If you're not so dizzy that you can't stand, then the self-diagnosis of influenza is immediately suspect. Next, tell me if the following have been afflicting you: high fever ("high"=103+, not 99), vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, sweats, body pains, chills.
No? Those don't seem to be a part of it? Then suck it up, and count your blessings. You have a cold, you wuss, so stop telling me you have the flu or I'm going to figure out a way to give it to you. Those of us who have suffered through a real bought of the flu have trouble withholding an ass-whupping from people with the sniffles who say, "I have the flu."
Okay. Thanks. I feel better now. :)